PLANNING CALENDAR FOR 4-H EVENTS 

SEPTEMBER

  • Record Books will be due at the end of the month
  • Re-organize club
  • Practice for Public Presentation Day at monthly meetings – Have kids stand up and introduce themselves as well as tell something about themselves.
  • The Big E starts and runs for three weeks – There are some tickets available for 4-Hers and 4-H leaders for 4-H Day.
  • 4-H Fair materials will be mailed – This gives 4-Hers a chance to show off their projects and kicks off the 4-H year!
  • Cornucopia Fest at UConn on the Storrs campus

 

OCTOBER

  • 4-H year officially begins – Enrollment materials must be completed online or sent to the 4-H office
  • Register for the Fair!
  • National 4-H Week (first week of the month)
  • 4-H National Youth Science Day
  • Fairfield County 4-H Fair – Encourage members to exhibit and attend workshops – Members must be registered to attend
  • Fall Festival at the 4-H Education Center at Auer Farm, Bloomfield, CT

 

NOVEMBER

  • 4-H enrollments must be completed by December 1
  • National 4-H Congress, Atlanta, GA – Trip over Thanksgiving holiday weekend
  • Volunteer training
  • Adventures in STEM Day

 

DECEMBER

  • Fairfield County 4-H Spring Benefit Horse Show Ad Campaign begins – We pursue 100% participation. Clubs with 100% participation will receive 10% back.
  • Fairfield County 4-H Spring Benefit Horse Show Cover Contest begins
  • CT Recognition Forms are due – For teens interested in being selected to attend National 4-H Conference in March or Citizen Washington Focus in July
  • Prepare for Public Presentation Day

 

JANUARY

  • Register for Public Presentation Day in Fairfield County – Two locations; Bethel and Bridgeport
  • Continue to sell Ads for Fairfield County 4-H Fundraiser
  • Draw 4-H Horse Show covers for the contest
  • Giddy-up Games, Middlesex County Extension Center, Haddam

 

FEBRUARY

  • Public Presentation Day
  • Register for Expressive Arts Day in March
  • Fairfield County 4-H Spring Benefit Horse Show Ad Campaign ends
  • Fairfield County 4-H Spring Benefit Horse Show Cover Contest ends

 

MARCH

  • Look for 4-H camp brochures to come out
  • 4-H Award applications will be emailed – are also on www.fairfieldcounty4h.org – due May 1
  • State 4-H Expressive Arts Day
  • State 4-H Public Presentation Finals – Winners from the County Public Speaking Contest attend
  • State 4-H Horse Symposium at UConn, Storrs campus
  • Fairfield County Volunteer and Teen recognition dinner
  • Fairfield County 4-H Science Day

 

APRIL

  • National 4-H Conference
  • State 4-H Citizenship Day
  • Volunteer for Horse Show

 

MAY

  • Award applications are due May 1st
  • New England Dog Clinic
  • Happy Hoofers Treasure Trunk Flea Market
  • Horse Show set-up (third Saturday)
  • FC 4-H Spring Benefit Horse Show and Silent Auction
  • Horse Show take-down with Pizza (third Monday)
  • CT Recognition Forms are due for National Congress, Atlanta, GA

 

JUNE

  • Annual Fairfield County Recognition Night
  • 4-H Camps start
  • Citizen Washington Focus, National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland – offered in odd years

 

JULY

  • 4-H Camps continue
  • Fairfield County 4-H Dog Show
  • CT State 4-H Horse Show

 

AUGUST

  • State 4-H Environmental Sciences Day
  • 4-H Fairs across Connecticut
  • Enter FC Fair cover and slogan contest – winner is on T-shirt and Fairbook.